kathy chapman was with maria, when a man approached offering her a piggyback. front page news, the pretty auburn-haired girl, they say, was snatched on the street. the families nationwide worried for their own children's safety. 55 years ago, this story was of such national concern, president eisenhower and fbi director j. edgar hoover asked for daily updates. later, her body was found in a forest some 120 miles from home. among the suspects, the local boy, john mccullough, who said he was in chicago for a military medical exam. later, there was a call that his alibi fell apart. his train ticket from that day was found unused. mccullough, now 72, was a washington state police officer, arrested in seattle, and extradited to illinois for trial. today, a judge found him guilty of murder.